Franciszek Kornicki

Franciszek Kornicki

Postby Graf Zeppelin on Sat 18 Nov 2017, 11:42 am

"It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Col. Franciszek Kornicki, the last war-time Polish Squadron Commander. He died on Thursday 16th November, a month before his 101st birthday. It will be remembered that Col. Kornicki led the RAF Museum poll of Greatest Spitfire V pilot back in September and at one point was leading the poll by over 250,000 votes.

A true friend of RAF Northolt.

Rest in Peace
Cheers Phil

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Re: Franciszek Kornicki

Postby XP282 on Sat 18 Nov 2017, 9:13 pm

A true hero.... I had the pleasure of meeting Mr Kornicki. He was lovely man.

Rest peacefully sir.
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Re: Franciszek Kornicki

Postby Graf Zeppelin on Thu 30 Nov 2017, 8:13 pm

Colonel Kornicki was buried this afternoon at Northwood Cemetery with full military honours including a rather nice flypast from 32Sqn with BAe146 ZE707. Pall bearers were provided by the Polish AF and the honour guard was provided by the RAF's Queens Colour Squadron.
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